Duggan Veterinary Confidence EQ for Horses

Duggan Veterinary Confidence EQ for Horses
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10 x 5ml

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  • 10 x 5ml £45.99


When faced with an unusual situation, a horse can react out of fear.
It is possible to modify this behaviour through training.
Reassuring a horse in this situation makes it possible to optimise its
abilities in order to more easily reach the established goal.

The unique formula of CONFIDENCE EQ makes it possible to
encourage a horse’s concentration and ability to learn. CONFIDENCE
EQ is particularly recommended in new or unusual temporary situations (during transport, dental
treatment, clipping, at competitions, etc.) in order to help reassure the horse.


CONFIDENCE EQ contains a synthetic version of equine appeasing pheromone (EAP). The natural version
of this pheromone is secreted by the mare a few hours after she gives birth to reassure the foal and help
it become familiar with the external world.

Daily allowance

The gel has to be administered when the horse is calm and quiet, about 30 minutes before the stressful
event will take place.
1 single-dose packet = 1 application.
- Open the single-dose packet and squeeze the gel onto your ngers.
- Apply the gel at the base of the horse’s nostrils.
- Reapply every 2 - 2.5 hours if necessary.


Synthetic equine appeasing pheromone: 1%
Excipient QS 5 ml

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Reviews (32)

Summary of Reviews for Duggan Veterinary Confidence EQ for Horses

Overall 4
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
26 out of 32 (81%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (21 reviews)
4 stars (5 reviews)
3 stars (2 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (4 reviews)

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55 Seems to work
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By on 4 July 2022

All I can say is I’ve used it three times and had three very good rides even away from home . Will def be buying more !

Customer recommends this product

55 Confidence
Verified Purchase

By on 30 November 2020

I tried two sachets of this product to see whether they had an effect on my horse's confidence (as he definitely has had issues ever since I bought him). The second time was with my trainer in a jumping lesson. I didn't tell her until after she gave me feedback at the end. She said he was 'more forwards' and 'enjoying himself'. I will be trying the product again when I start competing again to see if it makes a difference. I do hope so.

Customer recommends this product

1 person found this review helpful

55 Calmer horse
Verified Purchase

By on 5 June 2019

I found this product easy to apply and my horse responded well to it. Will be using again.

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1 person found this review helpful

55 Really worked
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By on 27 February 2019

My super spookey & even nosier mare is cool and calm with this, just need to try for loading and travelling, but in lessons its great. Just a pity about the price.

Customer recommends this product

2 people found this review helpful

35 Unsure on effectiveness
Verified Purchase

By on 31 October 2018

Easy to apply on the nose, however there is a lot of it in the sachet so have to apply liberally. i think it worked... i am still in the trying out stage

Customer does not recommend this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Duggan Veterinary Confidence EQ for Horses, including answers from our team.

11 January 2018 at 8:46pm

How much to use


Do you use a whole sachet
How long does it last once opened

  • VioVet Staff


Thank you for you question.

Tear open one end of the packet and expel approximately ½ of the gel on your index finger. Apply the gel to the bottom edge of the horse’s nostril (not too deep, or in the mucosa). Apply the remainder of the gel in the packet to the other nostril using the same procedure. Repeat the application every 2 - 2.5 hours, if necessary.

Hope that helps.

13 May 2017 at 2:38pm

Effect in hours

Vicky Coglin

Once administered, how long do the effects last ?

  • VioVet Staff

You should see full effects 30 mins after administration. The effect will then last around 1hr 30mins.

2 August 2016 at 11:02am

Desperation anxiety

Seperation anxiety

TB in foal Mare, who goes demented when brought in off grass from her Paddock Mate. Sweats. Shouts. Kicks the door, tries to bite, turns into a looney tune.

  • VioVet Staff

Separation anxiety can be difficult to deal with. Although this product may help I am not sure it will be enough. I would start with taking the field mate away for short periods of time where your mare can still see them. I would give your mare a small feed at the same time so that she starts to associate the field mate leaving with something good. Eventually take the field mate out of sight- for a short period only at first and then gradually increase the period of time the field mate is away. Eventually she will associate the field mate leaving with something good (the feed) and become more settled. Using the Confidence EQ alongside this would be ideal.

2 September 2015 at 9:03am

How often administered for box rest

Box rest

I have a horse on box rest who can gets bit stressed if not turned out. How often do you recommend this calmer to be administered? Thank you

  • VioVet Staff

Confidence EQ is a synthetic pheromone-based calmer that utilises the pheromone produced by a mare when she has just foaled. This calmer has been designed to be used for stressful events such as travelling, shows and shoeing - it increases the horse's ability to learn. It probably wouldn't be the most useful calmer to be used regularly, as its effects wear off after around one and a half hours, however there is not a limit as to how often this gel can be applied. A feed based calmer such as Feedmark's Steady-Up could prove more beneficial to a horse who suffers from elevated stress levels when on box rest, as the magnesium will have a continuous effect on their behaviour, rather than just affecting a couple of hours a day.

20 February 2015 at 7:31pm

Use with mares in Foal


Can this be used with mares that are in foal?

  • VioVet Staff

This should be perfectly safe for pregnant or lactating mares.

7 November 2014 at 6:33pm

FEI Legal

Alex Mason

is the product FEI legal?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is not on the banned list and can be used safely.

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